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California leaders outline 'kill switch' bill
ap.org ^ | 2/7/14 | TERRY COLLINS ~AP

Posted on 02/07/2014 11:57:44 AM PST by ColdOne

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Officials in California on Friday were set to outline proposed state legislation requiring smartphones and other mobile devices to have a "kill switch" that would render them inoperable if lost or stolen.

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1 posted on 02/07/2014 11:57:44 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne
Very convenient for when SWAT executes a no-knock "dynamic entry."
2 posted on 02/07/2014 12:03:01 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: ColdOne

At some point, you would think manufacturers (or more of them) would simply quit selling products in CA. If they were smart, they’d just let the black market do it’s thing. From the auto manufacturers to firearms and now electronics technology, Californian’s should be working their way back toward the stone age. I suppose turning their state back into a natural desert is an impressive start.


3 posted on 02/07/2014 12:03:11 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: ColdOne

Well, that should be helpful when the populace have to communicate with each other via Twitter or FB or the like when there are riots in the streets. They sure do a good job protecting us. Thank you, Homeland Security.


4 posted on 02/07/2014 12:03:48 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: ColdOne
...or if they want to 'seal' an area off from communication.

A lot of people think it would be impossible to throw a city into martial law and not have it get out; I posit that cutting the power/communications would be an excellent first-step in implementing such: you could even claim that it was a well organized terrorist attack.

5 posted on 02/07/2014 12:04:04 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark
...or if they want to 'seal' an area off from communication. A lot of people think it would be impossible to throw a city into martial law and not have it get out; I posit that cutting the power/communications would be an excellent first-step in implementing such: you could even claim that it was a well organized terrorist attack.

Winner winner, chicken dinner. Has nothing to do with protecting consumers and everything to do with giving government the keys. Just like making it illegal to root your own phone - can't have you putting in something that might interrupt their complete access to your phone.

There are loads of aftermarket packages that perform this function, there is no reason for it to be mandated other than to give government the option of wiping your phones. And like almost anything coming out of the Democrat legislature in California, more junk.

6 posted on 02/07/2014 12:07:02 PM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: ColdOne

I found an I phone 4 or 5 last night that was numerically pass word protected.

There was no way to find access the system to call to find out the owner


7 posted on 02/07/2014 12:10:30 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: ColdOne

Very bad idea....


8 posted on 02/07/2014 12:12:07 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: kingu

And if you stop owning a cell they will force you to have one, ala mark of the beast.


9 posted on 02/07/2014 12:14:35 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: ColdOne

Are automobiles next? Lots of them stolen.

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10 posted on 02/07/2014 12:15:23 PM PST by Mears
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To: bert

Does it have the name of the carrier on it? The carrier will know.


11 posted on 02/07/2014 12:15:56 PM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: Resolute Conservative
And if you stop owning a cell they will force you to have one, ala mark of the beast.

Wait - a cell phone is the mark of the beast now???

12 posted on 02/07/2014 12:25:04 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Excellence

I couldn’t get past the secure log in and turned it in to security


13 posted on 02/07/2014 12:25:44 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: bert
Great ideas in What to do if you find a lost iPhone.
14 posted on 02/07/2014 12:49:56 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: bert
Owners of iPhones have the ability to load an app called Find my Phone. If that is on the phone you have and it is still on the owner has several options:

1) Place a message on the screen with a contact number.
2) Erase all data on the phone.
3) Use the phones GPS to see were it presently is.

On a side note, this option alone should be enough for California. However, they want the ability to disable your phone.

15 posted on 02/07/2014 1:18:47 PM PST by RBW in PA
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To: ColdOne

Stupid- there are plenty of free apps that do just that. I have one that will locate the phone, make it emit an ear-piercing screech and disable it, depending on what mood I’m in.


16 posted on 02/07/2014 1:41:30 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: Mears
Are automobiles next? Lots of them stolen.

You're about 5 years too late.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_e_ZeYy3qjs

17 posted on 02/07/2014 2:05:27 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Yo-Yo

“You’re about 5 years too late.”


The story of my life. :-)

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18 posted on 02/07/2014 2:08:55 PM PST by Mears
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To: ColdOne

Uh huh, this bill is just for theft. Right... As if you can’t call your carrier to have them disable the number. But, nooooo, let’s waste all this money and the legistature’s time on this it’s for the good of the people. Or.... maybe they’re lying that it’s really for the good of Big Brother.


19 posted on 02/07/2014 2:36:05 PM PST by bgill
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To: Mears

That’s exactly why hussein ordered all new automobiles to have V2V and black boxes.


20 posted on 02/07/2014 2:40:41 PM PST by bgill
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To: ColdOne

i too would like to see every company either boycott commiefornia or sue them for imposing restrictions that don’t apply to the rest of america. screw commiefornia and stop moving to others states and screwing them up like you are trying in commierado


21 posted on 02/07/2014 3:57:43 PM PST by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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22 posted on 02/07/2014 4:02:45 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Alex Murphy

No but it is a symptom of the government trying to exercise more control and tracking over your life. Soon it very well could be the way things are going.


23 posted on 02/10/2014 5:13:58 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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